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Kim Glovas
August 10, 2020 - 5:34 pm
Nationwide, women are unemployed at a higher rate than men during the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Part of the reason is the job sectors that were hardest hit. Read more here.
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Paul Kurtz
August 07, 2020 - 8:10 pm
A new study finds Pennsylvania and New Jersey near the bottom of a list of states with the most jobs recovered during the economic disruption. Read more here.
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In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Alaska Airlines planes are parked at a gate area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
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AP News
August 06, 2020 - 9:36 am
Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
July 27, 2020 - 5:53 pm
The extra $600 of federal aid for jobless workers ends in just a few days — even with the unemployment rate hovering near 11% nationally. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are scrambling to pull together another stimulus bill, with the focus on unemployed workers. Read more here.
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International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 8 rally
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John McDevitt
July 24, 2020 - 4:55 pm
About 100 stagehands, electricians, sound techs, tour managers and other live events professionals wheeled roadie equipment cases around City Hall Friday, highlighting the economic hardships they’re still facing during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re asking for continued monetary assistance as...
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Paul Kurtz
July 23, 2020 - 2:23 pm
With the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program set to expire on Saturday, more than 20 million Americans may see a big chunk of their incomes go away. A Philadelphia-based advocacy group has been busy urging Congress to extend the program. Read more here.
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Eldis Sula
July 08, 2020 - 3:35 pm
Officials are weighing several options for the form that a second round of COVID-19 relief could take. One possibility is giving checks to those who have “been hit the hardest,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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John McDevitt
July 07, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Visit Philadelphia created a new section on its website to help tourism and hospitality workers, who were left unemployed by the pandemic, find new jobs in the industry. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
July 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
More than 1 million people remain unemployed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and many are still having issues getting much-needed benefits into their bank accounts. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
July 01, 2020 - 6:20 pm
With record high unemployment in New Jersey, the state is now extending benefits for jobless workers for up to five months. Read more here.
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